Information for Meeting of Conservation Commission
Tuesday April 26, 2016 5 PM EDT

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Town:West Tisbury, MA 
Board:Conservation Commission
Time:Tuesday April 26, 2016 5 PM EDT
Location:West Tisbury Town Hall, 2nd Floor
1059 State Road West Tisbury, MA 02575
Agenda:
WEST TISBURY
CONSERVATION COMMISSION
		AGENDA
April 26, 2016
5:00 PM

•	Location: Second floor of Town Hall
•	Call to Order
•	Approval of Minutes: 
•	Hearings/Meetings:

5:10 PM: Informal Meeting with Adam Turner and Sheri Caseau/ MVC

5:20 PM/Map 7 Lot 13/SE79-365: a public hearing under the requirements of G.L. Ch.131 § 40, as amended and the West Tisbury Wetlands Protection Bylaw and regulations to consider a Notice of Intent filed by Schofield, Barbini & Hoehn for a project to relocate an existing shed and construct a single-family dwelling, and to perform associated site work including underground utilities and site restoration in the Buffer Zone.  The project is located at 367 Lambert’s Cove Road, Assessors owned by Glenn O. Medowski, Trustee of the Glenn O. Medowski Revocable Trust.

5:30 PM/James Pond/SE79-364: continued public hearing under the requirements of G.L. Ch.131 § 40, as amended, and the West Tisbury Wetlands Protection Bylaw and regulations to consider a Notice of Intent filed by the West Tisbury Board of Selectmen and Herring Warden for a project proposed at  James Pond and Map 6 Lots 13 and 20. The project consists of work associated with the breaching the barrier beach at James Pond including dredging the associated meander for the purpose of restoring a fish passageway, placement of fiber rolls and salt marsh plantings. NHESP letter dated March 11, 2016 with conditions; DEP File # letter dated March 6, 2016 requires the filing of an Appendix A. Draft report from Greg Berman of the Woods Hole Sea Grant.

5:45 PM/Map 11 lots 39 and 109.1/SE 79-36:  a public hearing under the requirements of G.L. Ch.131 § 40, as amended and the West Tisbury Wetlands Protection Bylaw and regulations to consider a Notice of Intent filed by the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank for a project to expand the Manaquayak Preserve by constructing 365 ft. of new trail and installing an elevated boardwalk and viewing platform in an isolated wetland for access to Rainwater Pond.  The project is located at 40 Pepperbush Way owned by the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank and Nation Lots Realty Trust respectively.  See 310 CMR 10.53 (j) for boardwalk and platform; Bylaw section XVII C. 1 and 6.  Paths for public access on conservation property less than 3 ft. wide  in the Buffer Zone are exempt under 310 CMR 10. 02 (b) 2 a.  Paths in the no-disturbance zone under the bylaw require a waiver.  See Sections III N and IV. Applicant has requested a waiver. See Section VIII for land subject to flooding.

6:00 PM/ Map 34 Lot 10.1/SE79-366: a public hearing under the requirements of G.L. Ch.131 § 40, as amended, and the West Tisbury Wetlands Protection Bylaw and regulations to consider a Notice of Intent filed by Vineyard Land Surveying & Engineering, Inc. on behalf of S. Tucker Taft and Phyllis Yale, Trustees of 55 Carl’s Way Trust, owner of property located at 55 Carl’s Way, Map 34 Lot 10-1. The applicant would like to mow and maintain an existing meadow in the buffer zone to a bordering vegetated wetland adjacent to Tisbury Great Pond. See 301 CMR 10. 02 and 10. 53 (1) and Bylaw Sections III N and IV. Applicant has filed a request for a waiver.

•	New Business: 
Oak Bluff’s Water District/ Solar array proposal: Commission comment letter
Map 7 Lot 64/Seth’s Lane/Schechner: possible violation/ update

Time will be reserved for any topics that the chair did not reasonably anticipate.

•	Old  Business
Greenlands/Town Conservation Properties/BOS draft of Rules and Regulations
Brandy Brow
Bylaw revisions

•	Calendar
May 3 - FEMA flood maps/ MVC 10-12PM
May 5 – Open meeting law meeting/ Katherine Cornell Theatre 4-6 PM
May 5- site visits
May10– next scheduled meeting
June 4-7- office will be closed for vacation

•	Administrative
Map   Lot   /SE59-/ Certificate of Compliance/ Alton driveway
Correspondence:  
In:	Copy of email from Bill Veno to Rez Williams re: Welles Easement/Brandy Brow
Out: 	Map 39 Lot 39/SE79-356: Placement of split rail fence on property line.
Map  13 Lots 4, 5 & 6.1/SE 79-362  Approval of removal of 6 trees in the buffer zone 
Map 32 Lot 48/DeBraganca/ Administrative Review/ Prune one apple tree
Maps 2& 8 Lot Lots 9.1 and 39/SE79-227 Certificate of Compliance/Black Water Brook Reservation
Scheduled By:Tara Whiting
Posted At:Apr 22, 2016 8:52 AM EDT
Last Modified:Jun 3, 2016 9:02 AM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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